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Old 10-10-2011, 07:30 AM   #51
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Mine snapped last night, had to have it towed, luckily it broke backing out of a parking spot. The outside was black and new looking but the inside of the arm was a rusted mess. I'm hoping Subaru will fix it before November for free!!! I don't have alot of money, or I would have went Sti aluminum ages ago
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:10 AM   #52
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Mine snapped last night, had to have it towed, luckily it broke backing out of a parking spot. The outside was black and new looking but the inside of the arm was a rusted mess. I'm hoping Subaru will fix it before November for free!!! I don't have alot of money, or I would have went Sti aluminum ages ago
that's scary...
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:39 AM   #53
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Np, thank you for the info. What do you typically treat other than the suspension arms?

found a place that sells it online i think: http://www.goodspeedmotoring.com/wur...ion-spray.html
For steel components I treat the inner rear fenders, the inner doors (including tailgate), all the suspension components and the sub-frames. Basically anything which is not galvanized and a couple of things which are.

The AL engine gets a light mist of T9 every fall which is then washed off in the spring.

Edit: Oh, and thanks for finding that Goodspeed carries the Wurth product. I spent a lot of time looking for a normal retail outlet before calling Wurth directly.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:58 PM   #54
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Looks like my 04 OBS' VIN comes before the starting VIN range so guess I'm not included...yet.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:06 PM   #55
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i went STI as soon as my dealership stocked them.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:45 PM   #56
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awesome... my father in law almost crashed his 02 wrx due to control arm failure. Of course he just picked up an 2012 wrx for a replacement.

Myself on the other hand will be promptly going to the dealer to get this taken care of, I will not be getting a 2012 wrx.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:43 PM   #57
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Dammit! I just replacd mine last month.
I can't say for sure in this particular instance, but it's not uncommon for a manufacturer to have a reimbursement policy for persons who have paid out-of-pocket for a repair that later is later subject to a recall.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:52 PM   #58
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Really dont recall just give us sti ones
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:14 AM   #59
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Mine snapped last night, had to have it towed, luckily it broke backing out of a parking spot. The outside was black and new looking but the inside of the arm was a rusted mess. I'm hoping Subaru will fix it before November for free!!! I don't have alot of money, or I would have went Sti aluminum ages ago
I called subaru (SOA) they said "the public isn't supposed to know about the recall, but it has somehow leaked out" then after about 25 min on hold they said "there was no guarantee that mine was "on the list" or that we can fix it / pay for it" then the lady said "Try again at the end of the month". I said "what am i supposed to do?" she said "Sorry there's nothing i can do for you".
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #60
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Geez! I'm actually a bit worried about driving my '02 WRX now! I bought it in VA Beach, but it has spent 8 years in PA and it's the only car I drive in the snow and ice. They had better not give me a hard time since I bought it in the wrong state.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:02 PM   #61
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The front passenger side lower arm on my 2002 WRX snapped this morning backing out of my garage. My VIN is in the range but I bought it in Tennessee so it's not included even though I've lived in Ohio for 7 years (and I've had my Ohio address registered on Mysubaru.com the entire time so Subaru knows that). I can have it towed to a Subaru dealer and they can take pictures and request compensation, no guarantee of anything though.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:14 AM   #62
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My '06 Impreza spent most of its life in Minnesota before I bought it last year. Wonder if it would be covered under this recall.

EDIT: I talked to the local Subaru dealership, and they didn't know anything so I called Subaru Of America and they weren't sure how to handle a car that was purchased in a state where the recall took place.

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Old 10-28-2011, 11:06 PM   #63
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I went to the local subaru dealer today and they didn't know anything about the recall... I guess i'll have to wait a week or so and try again...
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:33 AM   #64
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Oh God now I'm worried about the arms failing while doing 95 on 95.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:13 PM   #65
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called van bortal and they know about it, but do not have any other information. ugh.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:31 AM   #66
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Any news on this? it is Nov now and are dealers getting parts to get this fix now? I called one of them up and they had no idea what I'm talking about....
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:59 AM   #67
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Exactly ^.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:58 PM   #68
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I spoke with a local dealership about this just now and they said this just became active 2 days ago.

They said they haven't shipped out any of the notices yet (or even created the list of VINs the recall actually affects).
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:05 AM   #69
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I still haven't heard anything on this from Subaru, even after contacting them directly. We've got 8 cars in our stable that this pertains to.

This is REALLY pushing me toward buying that Skyactiv-G Mazda 3 5 door.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:08 PM   #70
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My dealership called me back today to let me know they finally got some info on it.

They are still waiting for the rest of the tools for the testing kit.

Supposedly the test takes 1 hour and consists of a tech doing pressure point tests around the suspension.

If the suspension pieces are found to be soft - then they are replaced. And that takes 3-4 hours.

So this leads me to the following questions:
1) What happens if the tech doesn't notice acurately that the pressure test caused any damage - thus causing more damage?

2) Is there a limit of "softness" they are looking for in the suspension - at what threshold does it make it fixable/ replace?

3) What happens if it passes the test now - but 6 months later it would fail?
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:37 PM   #71
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As stated, nc loads the roads down with salt to where it looks like there is already snow on the roads. I didnt own my forester last season but will surely have to go through it at some point in the near future. Also, my car started out in Arizona, then made it's way to Alaska and south Korea so the damage may already have been done from that. Does anyone know if they upgrade you to aluminum or just replace yours with the same new parts? Also, as long as they are damaged enough to be a safety issue will they be replaced under recall or does it 100% have to be in those states?
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:03 PM   #72
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Just called my dealer as well and they had nothing on it.
Encouraged me to call back periodically and check.

Based on the most recent posts this is everyone's experience.
Was hoping to get this done over some time off around Thanksgiving. I guess that won't happen.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:39 PM   #73
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Took my 05 forester to the local dealership. They were aware of the recall, and said it had been recently updated, whatever that means.

I was told my VIN does not fall under the recall.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:12 PM   #74
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I just called my local dealer and they said nothing was showing yet and I should call back in a couple weeks. He also said I should get something in the mail.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:16 PM   #75
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I'm shocked that a problem so potentially fatal is taking so long to be resolved....
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